David Baron

Lifestyle & Belief

Jimmy Carter's global fight against Guinea worm takes him to South Sudan

A global campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease is tantalizingly close to success. The parasitic infection, caused by a worm that can grow three feet long before it emerges from a patient’s body, now affects just a few thousand people per year. Almost all of the remaining cases are in Southern Sudan. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who has helped lead the campaign, went there in February. The World’s David Baron was there too.

Lifestyle & Belief

Jimmy Carter's global fight against Guinea worm takes him to South Sudan

A global campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease is tantalizingly close to success. The parasitic infection, caused by a worm that can grow three feet long before it emerges from a patient’s body, now affects just a few thousand people per year. Almost all of the remaining cases are in Southern Sudan. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who has helped lead the campaign, went there in February. The World’s David Baron was there too.

Arts, Culture & Media

Walking in circles

Lost? Feel like you are walking in circles? You probably are. A new study by scientists in Germany finds that people really DO walk in circles when they become lose their way. The World's Health & Science Editor David Baron has details.